Ute Meta Bauer


Public Lecture presented by Monash University Museum of Art at the State Library of Victoria

Discussing strategies of display and provocation in exhibitions by artists – from Dada to Russian Constructivism to the Independent Group – Bauer addresses aspects of exhibition history whereby artistic practice took an active voice in moments of social upheaval and political change.

Ute Meta Bauer has been Associate Professor and Director of the Visual Arts Program at MIT since 2005. In September 2012 Ute Meta Bauer will assume the position of Dean of the School of Fine Art at the Royal College of Art in London.

For more than two decades, Bauer has worked as a curator of exhibitions and presentations on contemporary art, film, video, and sound, with a focus on trans-disciplinary formats. She was a Co-Curator of Documenta 11 (2002) on the team of Okwui Enwezor; Artistic Director of the 3rd Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art (2004); Founding director of the Office for Contemporary Art Norway (2002-05); and Curator of Mobile_Transborder Archive for inSite 05, Tijuana /San Diego (2005).

Bauer was born in Germany and studied art at the Academy of Fine Arts Hamburg.  She began her curatorial career as Artistic Director at Kunsterhaus Stuttgart (1990-94) where she founded the art periodicals META and Verksted. She has edited numerous publications in the field of contemporary art, includingWhat’s left…What remains? SITAC VI (Mexico City 2009) and Education, Information, Entertainment: New Approaches in Higher Artistic Education(Vienna, 2001).

Date: Wednesday 21 March
Time: 6.00 – 7.30pm
Cost: Free but bookings are essential: email muma@monash.eduor phone (03) 9905 4217
Venue: Village Roadshow Theatre, State Library of Victoria (Entry 3, La Trobe Street)

Ute Meta Bauer’s visit to Australia is generously supported by the Goethe-Institut.